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    My first group ride

    Hello everyone, it has been awhile since I posted. Had my first group ride last night. I am 365 pounds
    and ride a newer HardRock with Slicks on it for the road. I also use Shimano SPD clipless pedals which I had not used since last year but thought I would on this ride (HA, GOOD IDEA) Only fell a few times at stop signs. Anyway, the ride is advertised as rolling terrain. 10.5 miles. Well I did it and lived. I was so excited when I got finished. I know it doesnt sound like much but it was the most climbing I had done in one ride so far. Hard to stand up and pedal when that suspension fork is moving. I am not too sore today except for my rearend (will be going to try out new seats next week at the LBS.) I am thouroghly addicted now.
    Daniel

    P.S. Is the consensus on these pedals are that they suck? They are the, I think $60 ones? It was increasingly harder to clip in as the ride went, clipping out was a crapshoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dparsons21 View Post
    Hello everyone, it has been awhile since I posted. Had my first group ride last night. I am 365 pounds
    and ride a newer HardRock with Slicks on it for the road. I also use Shimano SPD clipless pedals which I had not used since last year but thought I would on this ride (HA, GOOD IDEA) Only fell a few times at stop signs. Anyway, the ride is advertised as rolling terrain. 10.5 miles. Well I did it and lived. I was so excited when I got finished. I know it doesnt sound like much but it was the most climbing I had done in one ride so far. Hard to stand up and pedal when that suspension fork is moving. I am not too sore today except for my rearend (will be going to try out new seats next week at the LBS.) I am thouroghly addicted now.
    Daniel

    P.S. Is the consensus on these pedals are that they suck? They are the, I think $60 ones? It was increasingly harder to clip in as the ride went, clipping out was a crapshoot.
    Do the pedals have an adjustment so you can clip in and out more easily?

    Lock out the suspension if you can for road riding.

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    I do not have a fork with a lockout. I am about to buy a new solid fork for it but am trying to figure out how I put the new one on first before I buy it. The pedals do have an adjustment that I will be trying probobly tonite. Thank you. DP

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    Quote Originally Posted by dparsons21 View Post
    P.S. Is the consensus on these pedals are that they suck? They are the, I think $60 ones? It was increasingly harder to clip in as the ride went, clipping out was a crapshoot.
    No one has any idea what model of pedal you are using.

    The Shimano M520 are quite popular (they don't suck).

    (Have fun on future rides!)

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